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Miracles are but simple things,
The seed and spore of growth;
They are no marvels any more with
Science to explain. We seldom
Doubt the forecast for weather
Yet to come but often curse the
Day, a plan were yet begun.
So simple, yet so strange.
These things so common now
That still to child are mysterious
Like noises in the wall, I
Wonder yet what makes me think
And why the sun comes up . . . But
You, of course, have been to
School and know the reason why,
D. H. Brock
The second floor of Gardiner Hall was
turned into our inspiring Chapel with the
help of William Bailey Co. in 1961. Harry
Gulesian and Son, architects, transformed
the low posted old gymnasium into a
simple, colonial place of worship.
The Chapel doors are always open
to boys of any faith for meditation.
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We take great pleasure in
dedicating our Islander to
you, a smiling and helpfu
friend to each of us during
our years at Thompson.
Class of 1962
Mr. Rowel I:
We take great pleasure in express-
ing our appreciation to you, who have
been among us for each of our four
As chief painter and friend, you have
been instrumental, as are all faculty
members, in guiding our steps. Our
Class of 1962
CALVIN PAGE BARTLEH
ALFRED C. MALM
BARTLETT HARWOOD, JR.
JOHN B. PIERCE, JR.
JOHN Q. ADAMS
THOMAS G. BROWN, JR.
ROBERT W. DUQUET
DONALD S. MacPHERSON
ARTHUR G. MILLER, Ed.D.
HAROLD W. EDWARDS
GEORGE S. MUMFORD
MERTON P. ELLIS
EDWARD V. OSBERG
ROBERT H. GARDINER
PHILIP H. LORD
AUGUSTUS P. LORING
The REV. SAMUEL TYLER, JR.
HOWLAND S. WARREN
BEN AMES WILLIAMS, JR.
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THOMAS J. BURNS
B.A., Boston Univ.
English and Math
Came in '61
JAMES A. CREELMAN
B.A., Colby College
Grade 8; Science
Came in '59
JOHN L. MADDOX
A.B., Rutgers Univ.
Came in '60
DAVID H. BROCK
B.S., Univ. of Vermont
English; Ass't Dean
Came in '59
LAWRENCE E. MARK
B.A., Gordon College
Science and Math
Came in '59
STACY H. THOMPSON
B.S., Bryant College
R.I. College of Ed.
Came in '57
HOUGHTON D. PEARL
B.S.; M.A. U. of Vt.
Math and Science
Came in '55-
RALPH M. LINDSEY
Calvin Coolidge College
Came in '57
Meadmaster 's M^ssa^e
It is my sincere hope that every boy graduating from Thompson Academy
can go forth into the world with confidence and a relish for life. I want you
to have enthusiasm, courage, and an abiding faith in the importance of your
efforts, no matter what field of endeavor you choose, carry into it those
homely virtues of honesty, integrity, and decency which are the mantle of
a real man. Have compassion for others, respect for the fundamental rights
of all people, and build about yourself a solid core of real friends. Take the
time to savor the richness of life and the beauty of things you see, feel and
touch. Don't be afraid of the unknown, have the courage to be yourself, and
never pass up an opportunity to learn. Life is all too short as it is and much of
the pleasure of living is often missed— excused only by haste and the artificial
excitement of poorly conceived imperatives. Make a good life for yourself
and make life good for people around you.
All of you in the splendid Class of 1 962 have the capacity to live such lives
and I challenge you to live up to what I expect.
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"Hoss" College Prep.
Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 4; Basketball
Mgr. 4; Class Officer.
"Sarge" College Prep.
Football 2, 3, 4; Baseball 3, 4; Drill
Team 1, 2, 3, 4; Yearbook Comm. 4;
Forensic Club 4.
RODERICK F. DEWAR
Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council 1, 2, 3;
Yearbook Comm. 4.
"Bou" College Prep.
Football (asst. coach) 4; Basketball 3,
4; Baseball 3, 4.
MARTHA J. LINDSEY
Class Officer 2; Student Council 1, 3, 4.
EDWARD M. McGONAGLE
"Ned" College Prep.
Basketball 3, 4; Class Officer 3; Year-
book Comm. 4; Radio Club 3; Seaman-
GEORGE H. AAADER
"Whitey" College Prep.
Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4;
Basketball 1, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Stu-
dent Council 2; Class Officer 3, 4; Class
Officer 3, 4; Newspaper 2; Yearbook
Comm. 4; Radio Club 3; Forensic Club
4; Tennis Club 3, 4.
WILLIAM G. O'STEEN
Football 2, 3, 4; Baseball 2; Vice Pres. 2;
Student Council Pres. 4; Year Book
DAVID S. MITCHELL
"Little Mitch" Business
Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 3; Mgr. 1, 2, 4;
Baseball Mgr. 2, 3; Basketball Mgr. 3; Stu-
dent Council 1, 2; Class Officer 2, 3, 4; News-
paper 2; Yearbook Comm. 4; Seamanship Club
RALPH W. PATTERSON
"Pat" College Prep.
Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Capt. 4; Baseball
1, 2, 3, 4, Capt. 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4,
Capt. 4; Class Marshal 3; Student Coun-
cil 2; Class Pres. 1, 4; Yearbook Comm.
LONNIE R. RAMSEY
"Rebel" College Prep.
Band 1, 2; Baseball 1, 2, 4; Basketball
1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Student
TIMOTHY A. STUART
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4;
Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council 1.
THEODORE B. STOKES
"Stoksey" College Prep.
Basketball 3, 4; Class Officer 4; Yearbook
Comm. 4; Seamanship 4; Choir 4; J.V. Football
2; Tennis Club 3, 4.
GEORGE J. SCHAEFER
"Schaef" College Prep.
Baseball 2, 4; Football 2, 3, 4; intra-
Mural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4.
CARL J. TASHA
"Beard" College Prep.
Drill Team 3; Baseball 4; Radio Club
4. Transfer from P-town H.S. in 3.
JAMES A. THORP
"Big Jim" College Prep.
Band 2, 3, 4; Seamanship 2, 3, 4.
"Easy Ed" College Prep.
Baseball 2, 3, 4; Football 2, 3, 4;
Basketball 3, 4; Student Council 4;
Yearbook Comm. 4.
"Don" College Prep.
Football 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Base-
ball 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Basketball
1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Yearbook
Comm. 4, 5; Student Coun-
cil 2, 3.
"Hog" Co//ege Prep
Baseball 4, 5; Seamanship
The year 1 962 marks the second graduating class to have gone
through the four year academic curriculum since the name Farm
and Trade School was changed to Thompson Academy in 1956.
As Freshmen we elected Ralph Patterson president and George
Mader vice president.
As Sophomores we elected Ron Bates president and Bill O'Steen
As Juniors we elected Ned AAcGonagle president, and James
Gorman vice president.
In our senior year Ralph Patterson was again elected president,
James Gorman vice president, with George Mader as secretary
and Ted Stokes treasurer. Bill O'Steen was chosen Student Council
president with Rory Dewar and Martha Lindsey as the senior rep-
resentatives. The class sponsored a food auction, the Football Vic-
tory Dance and the Senior Prom.
The class has achieved a high academic standing and over fifty
per cent have participated in varsity athletics. We are proud to
have won the intramural softball championship for three con-
Baccalaureate Services were held on June 5th with Graduation
following on June 10th.
George Mader, Secretary
Class of 1962
FIRST ROW: R. Benotti, J. Pace, R. Milton, R. Poulack, P. Wright, G. Antonio, W. Kooiman. SECOND ROW: J. Jones, C.
Johnson, R. Marston, D. Cullity, J. Wharton, D. Boyajian, D. Hurd, R. Richardson. THIRD ROW: G. D'Amelio, R. Hanson,
P. Leigh-Manuel, J. Ripley, N. Brazel, J. Thornhill, P. Gaucher, D. Hoyt. FOURTH ROW: F. Goodhue, B. Woods, F.
Wingersky, V. Moulton, P. Walker, R. Sneil, L Bella.
FIRST ROW: K. Shaw, R. Wagner, K. Giles, W. Maddox, R. McGonagle, J. Fields, P. Vecchione. SECOND ROW: J.
Connolly, J. Ryan, R. Morgera, G. LaCasse, S. Govey, R. Allen, R. Craig, L. Travers, K. Kelps. THIRD ROW: R. Verbeck,
P. Palermo, F. Robinson, R. Ferro, P. Colman, R. Howard, M. Trentham.
FIRST ROW: D. Maragioglio, R. Mottau, D. Deeks, J. O'Hearn, R. Duncan, J. Miller, A. McCloud. SECOND ROW: P.
Ramos, P. Burke, R. Davis, D. Comerford, G. Cutler, D. Prescott, K. Harris. THIRD ROW: G. Strules, R. Vogel, C.
Woodward, J. Fiedler, A. Brazel, K. Parker.
Eighth (J rode
FIRST ROW: W. Hammond, H. Dunlap, K. Stevens. SECONp ROW: R. Concannon, W. Thurston, C. Murphy, L. Oliver.
Left to Right: J. Wharton, P. Manuel, R. Wagner, R. Allen, D. Cullity, L
Bella, W. Maddox, R. Walker, E. Woods, J. Gorman, Capt.
FIRST ROW: R. Davis, N. Brazel, M. Trentham, A. Brazel, G. Cutler. SECOND ROW: R. Snell, D. Mitchell, W. Kooiman, R.
Milton, P. Coleman, R. Mottau, R. Verbeck, J. Thorpe, R. Bates, R. Dewar, B. Woods, G. Mader, K. Parker.
FIRST ROW: R. Wagner, R. Duncan, R. McGonagle, N. McGonagle, R. Marston, J. O'Hearn, J. Thorp. SECOND ROW:
R. Concannon, J. Ripley, R. Mottau, R. Milton, R. Allen, J. Goodhue. THIRD ROW: P. Palermo, F. Goodhue, R. Anson,
FIRST ROW: K. Shaw, K. Harris, K. Kelps, R. Mottau. SECOND ROW: K. Parker, D. Comerford, G. Cutler, W. Thur-
ston, C. Murphy, L. Oliver.
FIRST ROW: D. Maragioglio, R. Mottau, R. McGonagle, E. Woods, W. O'Steen. SECOND ROW: W. Thurston, M. Lindsey,
R. Snell, L. Bella, R. Milton, M. Trentham.
FIRST ROW: K. Shaw, P. Vecchione, D. Maragioglio, P. Leigh-Manuel. SECOND ROW: P. Ramos, M. Trentham, L.
FRONT ROW: J. Gorman, P. Gaucher, B. Maddox, R. Benotti, R. Pat^erson (CART.), W. O'Steen, T. Stuart, E. Woods, D. Berger, R.
SECOND ROW: L. Ramsey, R. Allen, J. O'Hearn, A. McCloud, G. Antonio, R. Bates, L. Bella, J. Jones, B. Woods, R. Marston.
TOP ROW: COACH Maddox, W. Kooiman (Manager), N. Brazel, G. Scheafer, G. Mader, D. Boyajian, J. Wharton, T. Burns (Asst.).
FIRST ROW: E. Woods, P. Gaucher, L Bella, R. Richardson, W. O'Steen, J. Gorman, W. Maddox. SECOND ROW: R. Benotti, T. Stuart, D.
Berger, R. Patterson.
1961 Varsity Jo ot ball
Coach Burns, Capt. Patterson, Head Coach Maddox.
The 1961 Sea Hawks saw a busy and excit-
ing season. The surprising opener, a tie with
Rivers, preceded four straight wins and a heart
breaking defeat fronn a nnighty Story team.
We are proud that # 14 jersey, belonging to
Ralph Patterson, the finest all around athlete in
many years, has been forever retired at T.A. and
will hang in the Trophy Case.
The loss of many valuable players makes next
year's team a greater coaching challenge.
Providence Country Day
Cambridge of Weston
1961 1 U Jootball
The J.V.'s, like the Varsity, ran into a snag
or two. Belmont Hill and Roxbury Latin proved
bigger and better, however, our boys never gave
up until the final whistle was blown. The first
victory, 22-0 over Middlesex set a stiff pace which
was held with Thayer, Dummer, and Rivers.
Coaches Thomas and Mark with the assist of
John Boudreau worked hard and long to whip
the Little SEA HAWKS into a tough, unified team.
The 1962 Varsity team began practice with five returning letter-men and seven
Although the Seahawks had tremendous spirit, they were defeated in the
first three games, first by Christian High and twice by St. Andrews. They then
made a comeback with a 38-31 win over Rivers Country Day School. With spirits
high, again, they took on New Prep of Cambridge, but to no avail. The defeat
by two points, 52-50, was a hard loss. A second comeback for the season was
made with our defeat of an excellent Thayer team and a tremendous victory
over Christian High for the first time in seven years of competition.
Cambridge School of Weston was our next opponent and bitter rival from
football. Again we were beaten.
Roxbury Latin, an easy victory; 48-29 was the prelude to a defeat at the hands
of a fighting and superior Thayer Academy team which took the wind out of
Seahawk sails, to the tune of 80-45.
Our next two games were with teams we had never before played, Newman
Prep and Maiden Vocational. An easy victory over Newman; 82-47, was no
challenge but the loss to Maiden in a sloppy game was not a credit to the Hawks.
B. C. High
B. C. High
48 Maiden Vocational 61
The Junior Seahawks began a lively year in 1962 with the return of five
letter-men and seven rookies. Mr. Thomas with his coaching skill welded this
group into a fighting and able unit. High scoring center, Bob Marston and captain,
Paul Gaucher, led the team.
Our first game against Christian was a fiasco ending in a 20-35 defeat. The boys
perked up for the next one and beat St. Andrews 42-31 only to play them again
the following week; this time losing a close one, 37-36.
The final games were all up hill with victories over New Prep, Thayer, Cam-
bridge, New Prep, B. C. Freshmen and Thayer.
With one game left to play with Cambridge and Weston, we hope to end the
season with an 8-2 record.
B. C. Freshmen
The 1962 baseball season is just around the corner. Through the guidance
of Coach Maddox, our Varsity anticipates one of the best seasons yet on the
We have seven lettermen coming out, along with eighteen new prospects.
The team will be cut to the best fourteen after a few days of practice. It is afways
regrettable that every candidate cannot make the team.
Ralph Patterson completes his monopoly of all major sports this year with his
election as baseball captain.
Mr. Burns, the Junior Varsity coach, will begin to shape the new men with his
equally busy season. We hope to watch some tense games with this surprising
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